I've read every work of Neil Gaiman's I can get my
hands on. This is certainly up there among his best works. It tells the
story of the fate of gods - where they are today and how they manipulate
events to try to retain their former power, against new, modern gods.
Gaiman creates a spooky blend of the real world and an amazing dark fantasy
underbelly existing simultaneously - much as he did in Neverwhere.
But while that book was quintessentially British, here Gaiman creates
a great American novel, as his protagonist, Shadow, travels across the
country. Gaiman's writing style is rich, detailed, scary, fun and highly